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Relocating to Conroe area, seeking information on size of town, availability of shopping, proximity to restaurants, entertainment, school districts, cost of living

Old 08-03-2006, 09:37 PM
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Can anyone help me out with information on Conroe ASAP?

Many years ago we went through the area a few times, and we only really remember that it seemed very far out and that there was nothing there. I would like to know if Conroe has built up substantially in the past few years. Is there a lot of shopping, restaurants, entertainment, etc. How are the schools? We have read that a lot of people are moving there and we would like to check it out as a possible option for living on/near the lake.

I would appreciate all input as my husband arrives in Houston tomorrow morning (Friday) to check things out. He is limited on time, so I am trying to round up some information so he can avoid wasting a bunch of time. We are also looking out the 290 area and have a folder full of information on that, but the Conroe idea just came up.

TIA for any help - we appreciate it very much!
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Old 08-05-2006, 07:48 PM
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Conroe is a nice area and is pretty built up. I don't think anyone would be disappointed with the amenities offered. I'm can't comment about the crime rate - just don't have any solid information. My sister lived in a home near the lake (subdivision) and never had any problems with crime.

The downside to Conroe would be a very nasty commute if you have to drive into Houston. Also, I-45 in the Harris County / Montgomery County line area, has the highest accident fatality rate than any other Interstate freeway in Texas. Traffic within and around Conroe runs free and clear most times.

If you are looking for big lake living, conroe or the Woodlands would be a good choice. If you are looking for a home on a small community lake, there are several subdivisions out the 290 area that are very nice. Prices for the homes that back up to the lakes around my area (290 / W FM 1960 - Jersey Village / Cypress) start about 250k. Regular houses in my area outside of the new lakefront communities run between 80k up to the millions.

Hope I was able to give some help that's not too late.

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Old 08-18-2006, 03:07 PM
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Default 1488/Woodlands

Conroe is nice and has built up a lot during the 33 years I have lived here.
I highly recommend the 1488 area, west toward Magnolia. Nice places to live and quick access to Conroe and The Woodlands.

Schools are good (I am a teacher in CISD, so I am biased) and the area can be very nice.
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Old 08-18-2006, 03:44 PM
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We are currenty visiting Houston this week, looking for a new place to live. Conroe and the Woodlands seemed too far -- if you are planning on commuting into downtown every day. Otherwise, it looked like a very nice area, somewhat built out, but still generally under construction and expansion (like most of outer Houston).

As for the 290 area, we are focusing on the 290 area outside the 8 (Sam Houston) loop. There are tons of new housing projects out here, most starting from around $140k and going up into the upper $200's. Then there are a few areas over $300k. There is a very large planned community called Fairfield which has all price ranges available, which is just off the 290. The area just southeast of Fairfield is called Cypress, and is also a very nice area.
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